This month the Island Batik Challenge was "Vintage Reimagined". When you hear that, what do you think of? For me it was this quilt--
This picture was in this book--
I've long admired this quilt and vowed that "someday" I would recreate it.
There is nothing more vintage than scrappy 9 patches! My quilt finishes at 44x51". Its quilted with the Jody Beamish pantograph called Clematis--lovely frilly flowers paired with a light yellow thread. Tiny blocks look best with solid or tiny print fabrics, Island Batiks were a perfect choice. The props in this picture are my Island Batik scarf, spools of Aurifil thread, and a very necessary quilting tool---Chocolate Easter Eggs in a wine glass! A dark background would have set off the quilt better but I didn't have one. I will watch for a dark solid sheet at thrift stores.
~Lori1R in South Dakota~
PS--Island Batik gave me these fabrics to play with.